Naples Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Naples, FL

Racial discrimination is illegal in Florida under the U.S. constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code. These laws prohibit employers from taking race into account in procedures for hiring, deciding wage levels, or promotions and benefits.

What Must Be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

Before taking their discrimination claim to court, an employee must file their claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is the federal agency that has authority to investigate any claims of discrimination in the workplace. To prove racial discrimination, an employer must treat an employee adversely than co-workers who are of a different race or nationality.

To succeed on a claim of racial discrimination, the Naples plaintiff must also show that his employer acted with an intent to discriminate based on race or nationality. The employer's intent can often be shown by showing that other people of different races were treated preferentially.

How Can a Naples Lawyer Help with My Claim?

Also, sometimes statements that were recorded and made by the employer regarding racial issues can be used to prove intent. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary considerably, and so a Naples lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. A Florida lawyer may also assist you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.

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Life in Naples

Naples may remind some of Europe, however Naples is also a city in Collier County, Florida. It is a very small city, with a population of about 21,650 people.

The economy largely thrives off of tourism. Naples is a popular vacation spot because it is known as "the Paradise Coast." Alongside tourism, the largest employer is the Fortune 1000 company Health Management Associates. Other top employers include Arthrex and INgage Networks. With such a variety of employers, Naples residents are able to sufficiently provide for themselves. In fact, Napes was ranked amongst the tenth priciest cities.

Popular attractions include the Everglades National Park, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Picayune Strand Forest, and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Naples is also filled with many small law offices. Attorneys focus on providing personalized legal services, and are very capable of providing their clients with excellent legal services.

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